statue of Marquês de Pombal, Lisboa, an 18th-century Portuguese statesman. He was Secretary of the State (the equivalent to a today's Prime Minister) in the government of Joseph I of Portugal from 1750 to 1777. Notable for his swift and competent leadership in the aftermath of the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. Pombal was instrumental in weakening the grip of the Inquisition.

statue of  Marquês de Pombal, Lisboa, an 18th-century Portuguese statesman. He was Secretary of the State (the equivalent to a today's Prime Minister) in the government of Joseph I of Portugal from 1750 to 1777. Notable for his swift and competent leadership in the aftermath of the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. Pombal was instrumental in weakening the grip of the Inquisition.

statue of Marquês de Pombal, Lisboa, an Portuguese statesman.

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